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Wed 10th August 2011

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 1:45 AM

Still looking after the children and now also my wife who has returned from hospital after an operation. I've been out on a few walks with the kids and noted that it has suddenly felt much more autumnal. Swallows were passing Bordeaux regularly yesterday, heading south, where I also disturbed a Vestal moth from the vegetation. My first Common Darters and Migrant Hawkers have been noted also. So pretty quiet here at the moment due to my enforced inactivity, and probably will be the same for a wee while.

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Goldfinch - in the garden, Aug 11

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Great Dart - garden, 9 Aug 11 - a speciality of the Channel Islands

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Icneumonid wasp sp. - garden,10 Aug 11 - these large wasps are common in the garden, and are often in the moth trap. This one was resting on the shed and lowered its rear end over its head at right angles to the shed.

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Stigmella speciosa larva - Vale Pond - Aug 11 - I went back to the tree where I found the vacated mines last week, and managed to find one with the larva still inside. So this becomes number 699 for my Guernsey lepidoptera list - what will be number 700?

Categories: 2011 Summer